Top 5 climbers

Our top 5 climbers to grow have been chosen by us so you can decide which you would like to grow up your trellis or fence or perhaps against a pergola for privacy. Many climbers can even be grown in larger containers with support or a back board of trellis so they have something to climb on. There are so many to choose from, some growing more vigorously than others, some with flowers and some with varied foliage. Many climbers can be great to encourage insects for birds and bats to eat plus provide resting and nesting spaces as well. Whichever climber you choose, it is sure to add interest and delight to your garden.

  1. Clematis ‘Taiga’
  2. Rambling Rose 
  3. Honeysuckle
  4. Virginia Creeper 
  5. Star Jasmine 

1. Clematis ‘Taiga’

There are so many varieties of Clematis to choose from; there really is one or more for every garden, every aspect and most soils. But if you are looking for an absolute showstopper, this Clematis was a nominee for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Award and it is a stunner. With lots of flowers, almost looking like a Passion flower, it’s a hardy climber and very easy to grow and care for.

2. Rosa Rambling Rector

This rambling rose has many large clusters of creamy white flowers all the way from early summer through to late summer. The hips are red and is a vigorous rambler that you can grow for privacy or to hide unsightly walls and fences. It will even grow on a north-facing wall and, true to the rambling habit, looks great in a wildlife garden.

Rosa Rambling Rector

3. Honeysuckle ‘Dart’s World’ (Lonicera japonica)

There are plenty of honeysuckles to choose from and that have some of the best scents in the garden. They are ideal to be planted somewhere near to where you will sit or walk by. This variety flowers from late spring through to late simmer with dark pink flowers that change shade as they age. This will grow quickly and is a great feature climber.

4. Chinese Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus henryana)

You may know the well-known colour-changing climber that soon takes over and lasts forever. This one is far less vigorous and can even be grown in smaller gardens. The flowers and berries, although loved by bees, are fairly insignificant. It’s the autumn colour that really stands out. Easy to grow in fertile, well-drained soil, it will soon climb up a supporting structure.

5. Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

This is a stunning, fragrant evergreen climber with dark green leaves that change colour in autumn and put forth white star-shaped flowers in summer. It is easy to grow and will soon climb if planted in well-drained soil in full sun. This can also be grown indoors.

Trachelospermum jasminoides

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